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12-step programs for reducing illicit drug use


Bog, M. et al

Subject Keywords: Drug use, Users
Type: Article
Region: Europe

Illicit drug abuse has serious and far-reaching implications for the abuser, their family members, friends, and society as a whole. Preferred intervention programs are those that effectively reduce illicit drug use and its negative consequences, and are cost-effective as well. Current evidence shows that overall, 12-step programs are just as effective as alternative, psychosocial interventions. The costs of programs are, therefore, an important consideration. However, the strength of the studies is weak and further evidence regarding the effectiveness of 12-step programs is needed.



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Bog, M. et al. (2015) 12-step programs for reducing illicit drug use [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 17th January 2018].


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